The story of our adventure in Spain
In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.
This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The sudden fall of the value of the Russian Rouble must have some affect on the Spanish economy especially in the tourist trade and construction industry.
During the last few years Russians have been persuaded by the tourist industry not only to visit Spain but to purchase property. It was hoped they would replace the British/German/Dutch and Norwegians who were no longer buying property.
Those Russians who have bought property will be in a good position financially but new comers will find property prices very expensive due to Russia's currency problems. Will this lead to further falls in the value of properties ?
Where will the construction industry turn to now ? I would imagine that the Chinese or Indian buyers will only be interested in the major cities and not the coastal tourist areas.
Watch developments with interest.
Three Spanish football teams have made it to the last 16 playoffs of the Championship League this season.
Real Madrid will meet Schalke and Atletico Madrid will meet Bayer Leverkusen.
There will be a repeat of last season's competition when Barcelona play Manchester City. Their last meetings resulted in a 4-1 aggregate win for Barcelona.
Matches to be played in the New Year.
Good luck !!
Monday, 25 August 2014
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Monday, 2 June 2014
King Juan Carlos of Spain has at the age of 76 decided to abdicate in favour of his 45 year old son Crown Prince Felipe .
The king who has been in poor health recently stated that " A new generation must be at the forefront .. younger people with new energies ".
Tune into Spanish TV or read El Pais for all the details …
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
Monday, 12 May 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Sunday, 4 May 2014
May 6th is big day for Spanish TV - 9 channels will be withdrawn because the broadcasters have had their DTT licences withdrawn.
It would appear that the courts have ruled that these licences should have been put out for general tender but were not and therefore the current licence is withdrawn.
Included in the list of channels is Nitro and LaSexta3. This is a great pity as these channels showed films in the original language which is usually English.
Possibly in the future a further 8 channels are rumoured to be withdrawn. No doubt some other companies will apply for licences and perhaps we'll see more channels again.
Sunday, 6 April 2014
If you want to know what's happening in Guardamar over the Easter period then here is a handy link -
Enjoy - the parades are well worth watching …